The purpose of the project was to prepare the ground for a detailed feasibility study for founding a commercial MSE finance institution in Myanmar. The project consisted of two phases: i.) the review of existing general and economic data of the country in general and of its financial, banking and microfinance sector in specific; and ii.) the preparation of a feasibility study, including the development of terms of reference, establishing contacts with relevant stakeholders in the sector, including the Central Bank, the microfinance supervisory body in Myanmar, commercial banks and microfinance institutions, and international and national development and development finance organisations; and iii.) preparing the ground work (including a market survey, contracting market research agency, organisation of a project team etc.). Each phase concluded with a country mission to Myanmar. Among others, LFS also participated in the National Microfinance Conference, held in NPD in May.
Our information were compiled and analysed in a pre-feasibility study, which was made available to the board of AccessHolding and to other potential shareholders and stakeholders.